Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
, what do we do to create an environment where businesses can grow and we can expand economic development? because this is still a very, very fragile expansion, though it is a expansion from probably the deepest recession we've ever been in wince the depression. a lot of pent-up demand, so i think this debate is centered on the right thing, what do we do to create an environment where businesses can grow. >> if we need and if republicans argue that what needs to be done is to cut the deficit, they need to perhaps go into default, are you okay with that? ivities illustrates well again i think we need to look at that time it through the lens of economy development. anything to slow this expansion down would have very, very serious consequences to all of us. >> let me ask you about your announcement last week. you were going to hire engineers, computer programmers. last year you announced to add 12,000 jobs by 2015. given everything that's going on, how confident are you that you'll still be able to meet that goal? >> well, i think that's absolutely our plan now, based on the strength of our
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
, but that can change with the context of the time, the environment the president and the congress is presented with, and there are so many serious challenges facing the american people. if the president can find a way with his own involvement and then with his staff's of bridging the gap between himself and the republicans in the congress to get things done on our debt, on guns, on immigration, on the environment, on energy, on education, he can go down as a great second term president. he's got a great opportunity. but he's got to get personally involved in the process itself, and he's got to understand where the other side is coming from and he's got to try to accommodate some of their concerns. and if he does that, i think he can be a great second term president and have a better second term than his first. >> we got a lot of indications about what he was thinking about in his last news conference of the first term this week, and he answered critics who talked about the lack of diversity in his new cabinet, but they are losing another minority, obviously, with the departure of ken salazar a
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
-- and i can promise you in this environment, this media environment, particularly one where the mainstream media just ate his story like strawberry ice cream without questioning it. there's a lot of people digging and he's going to have to live with his truth. and i would tell any client in a crisis kind of situation, better you get your truth out in your words with your understandings and move on from there. but this story isn't over yet, chris. there's more questions than answers right now. >> without a doubt. howard bragman always good to have you on the program. thank you. >>> today's tweet of the day. it's been retweeted more than 4,000 times already. after years of lying to my face, lance armstrong apologizes in an e-mail. he can keep it. nners a great idea, and they won't be beginners for long. they'll go to where they can get the skills, the savings, and the supplies they need - to go from beginning... to doing... to beautifully done. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now this ashland vanity is a special buy at just two hundred, ninety-nine dollars.
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
was a police cadet at 16 years old. you think the safest environment. i became paralyzed. now it just shows that you can't prevent every gun related incident. but we can make sure that we take common sense steps to keep our kids safe and the answer isn't always more guns, especiallily having more guns around our kids. so when i hear things like we're going to arm teachers, security officers in schools, it does concern me and by the way, there's a difference between trained police officers i would be much more open to that idea, we do have trained police officers, resoursz officers in schools and they certainly have a role to play, but it isn't necessarily about having guns in our schools that's going to keep our kids safe. making sure that weapons don't get in the wrong hands, criminals or people that have been ruled to be in mental health issuings that would preclude them from having a weapon because they're a danger either to themselves or to others. >> what path do you see forward? speaker john boehner has said the senate needs to act first on this gun legislation, but senator harry reid